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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 24, 2008 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: swing auditorium

Living in Long beach I thought I'd look up the history of the swing. I did not realize that the venue had to be demolished a few years ago because a plane crashed into it.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Nov 24, 2008 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: swing auditorium

Yep. That was a sad day, what was it about 20 years ago? I saw Devo there among other bands, (not including the infamous 1977 Dead show) but that was the most memorable. I think it was around 1980. It was a really cool SMALL venue. Too bad about that plane.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 24, 2008 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: swing auditorium

The place had a history. The stones kicked off their American tour there. Also it seemed to have a lot of violence surrounding it. many rowdy angry concert goers over the years unfortunately.